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Creative Ways to Stage Traveling/Walking

  • 1.  Creative Ways to Stage Traveling/Walking

    Posted 8 days ago
    HI All. I am working on a script and want to include a couple of characters going on a long walk. They walk for hours, so I will use lighting to indicate a sunset to show the passage of time. But I am trying to think through the creative ways different high school directors have indicated walking a long way. I'd love some inspiration if you would share solutions that have worked well for you.

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    Steven Slaughter
    English/Theatre
    Rosslyn Academy
    Nairobi, Kenya

    "Be joyful, though you have considered all the facts." - W Berry
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  • 2.  RE: Creative Ways to Stage Traveling/Walking

    Posted 8 days ago
    Hi Steven,
    There was lots of walking in Sense and Sensibility (though not all day!). I did things like having the ensemble move a rolling archway away from the walking characters so it took them longer to get to it. You could also have several ensemble members be trees or other landmarks and have the last person peel off and move to the front of the ensemble grouping as the walkers pass him/her. Does that make sense? Then it looks like they're passing a long line of trees, for example.

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    Cassy Maxton-Whitacre
    Theatre Department Coordinator
    Fishersville VA
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  • 3.  RE: Creative Ways to Stage Traveling/Walking

    Posted 3 days ago
    What about walking down the aisle and put one door off the theatre and then in another door and up the aisle and back onstage.

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    Leon Kaye
    Playwright for the Ages
    Lhk@koa1.com
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